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Western Union (NYSE: WU) releases its next round of earnings Tuesday. Here's Benzinga's essential guide to Western Union's Q4 earnings report.

Earnings and Revenue

Sell-side analysts expect Western Union's EPS to be near 45 cents per share on sales of $1.4 billion.

Western Union EPS in the same period a year ago totaled 47 cents. Revenue was $1 billion. If the company were to match the consensus estimate, earnings would be down 4.26 percent. Revenue would be have grown 2.04 percent from the same quarter last year. Here's how the company's reported EPS has compared to analyst estimates in the past:

 

Quarter Q3 2017 Q2 2017 Q1 2017
EPS Estimate 0.45 0.42 0.39
EPS Actual 0.53 0.5 0.35

 

Q4 EPS Estimate: 45 cents per share
Q4 Revenues Estimate: $1 billion

Stock Performance

Over the last 52-week period, shares are down 5 percent. Given that these returns are generally negative, long-term shareholders are probably upset going into this earnings release.

Analysts have adjusted their estimates lower for EPS and revenues over the past 90 days. Analysts seem to have settled on a Sell rating with Western Union. The strength of this rating has maintained conviction over the past three months.

Conference Call

Western Union's Q4 is scheduled to hold a conference call at 4:30 p.m. ET and it can be accessed here: https://services.choruscall.com/links/wu180213.html

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